School leader appointed to head university’s health priorities

Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, FAAN, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for health and wellness at Vanderbilt University. In her new role, Jones will oversee all aspects of the university’s strategic health and wellness priorities, including the evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborative health and wellness efforts with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“Pam was instrumental in the development and continued leadership of our Return to Campus Plan,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain. “We are thrilled to formalize her role in our ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, and we look forward to her leadership in new initiatives regarding health and wellness. She has been, and will continue to be, key to the interface with our highly valued VUMC colleagues. Pam’s background makes her uniquely qualified to manage these critically important responsibilities.”

Jones stepped down from her position as the School of Nursing’s senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships, which she has held since 2014. She continues her teaching role and involvement with VUSN’s doctor of nursing practice program.